ERIC Number: ED495593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-3
The Frazzled Principal's Wellness Plan: Reclaiming Time, Managing Stress, and Creating a Healthy Lifestyle
Queen, J. Allen; Queen, Patsy S.
This wellness guide for today's busy principals, school leaders, supervisors, and administrators has been custom crafted by the authors to address the stresses of managing workplace environments, juggling time and competing priorities, learning to delegate, balancing personal and professional agendas, and creating win-win situations. Special features of this stress reducer and life enhancer include: checklists for identifying and managing personal and professional stressors; illustrated guides to desktop yoga and other physical activities; strategies for immediate and long-term stress reduction; and case examples, literature reviews, references, cartoons, sidebars, and more. This guide offers essential stress management research, tools, techniques, skills, and tips to help the reader understand their stress responses, predict their most vulnerable moments, and reclaim their time. Nine sections comprise this guide: (1) Educational Leadership in a Culture of Stress; (2) Restructuring Personal and Leadership Priorities for a Healthy Lifestyle; (3) Mastering the Science of Stress Management for Better Health; (4) Using Physical Activity as a Professional and Personal Coping Strategy; (5) Desktop Yoga; (6) Immediate Stress Reducers; (7) Arresting Time Bandits at Home and at School; (8) Using Nutrition to Support a Healthy Lifestyle; and (9) What the Literature Says about Stress and School Leadership. Also included are: a list of checklists and planners; physician's foreword (Donald Schumacher); educator's foreword (Jim R. Watson); a list of references; and an index.
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Check Lists, Wellness, Physical Activities, Principals, Needs Assessment, Mental Health Programs, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Literature Reviews, Coping, Guidelines, Book Reviews, Textbook Content
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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